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How long can fish go without eating?

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Diann62, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Diann62

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    I'm going on holidays and I'm wondering how long fish can go without eating. It'll be 3-4 days.
     
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    Your fish should be fine for that long large cichlids can go 2 weeks so depending on the size of your fish they should be ok.
     
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    Absolutely fine to leave them for that long...its not a fry tank though is it ?
     
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    I agree with Coler. A short fast may even do them some good as many of us tend to overfeed
     
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    You should be fine for just the couple days you will be gone.
     
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    I agree, i usually get someone ot feed them if I am going to gone more than 10 days, although most will tell you that they would be fine for up to 2 weeks.
     
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    No it's not.
     
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    Really?? 2 weeks?? I didn't know that!
     
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    My midas recently went eight days without eating and i was trying to feed her.
     
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    If I'm gone more than a week I get a relative to drop in a few cubes of frozen food, every 2-3 days, and hide the flake and pellet foods.
     

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